We refer to the report on Mr. Thobile Ntola’s disciplinary hearing and wish to clarify the following:
- Via Africa concluded an agreement with SADTU in and during March 2007 for advertisements in Educators’ Voice. Full payment was received in and during 2010.The payment received was not for a sponsorship or donation to 2010 congress as recorded by the SADTU.
- For the 2011 endorsement or advertisement that Mr. Ntola participated in, no money was received by Sadtu.
- On 8 July 2014, Via Afrika disclosed to the union, a letter signed by Ntola authorising himself to take part in the media campaign of Via Afrika. NEC had no knowledge of such a letter until it was made available by Via Afrika.
- As SADTU we did not insinuate that Via Afrika bribed Ntola.